BTDC Holds Business Seminar AT LaunchPad

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Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, officials from the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County and Great Neck Plaza Village, LaunchPad CEO Andrew Hazan and others cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the LaunchPad in Great Neck.
Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Councilwoman Anna Kaplan, officials from the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County and Great Neck Plaza Village, LaunchPad CEO Andrew Hazan and others cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the LaunchPad in Great Neck.

A breakfast seminar, titled Busine$$ Incubation—Cash to Exit & Everything In-Between, will be hosted by North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth and Business & Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Executive Director Kim Kaiman, on Tuesday, July 12, from 8 to 10 a.m. at LaunchPad Long Island, 3 Grace Ave. in Great Neck.

This seminar will inform residents and prospective business owners about the benefits of collaborative workspaces and how they can help young millenials and entrepreneurs with their start-up and early-stage companies. Collaborative workspaces are co-working environments that provide professional services support (legal, finance, marketing, insurance), networking opportunities, conference rooms with televisions, high-speed wi-fi, video streaming, peer support and recreational/break amenities.

The panel will be moderated by Kaiman with opening remarks provided by Bosworth, and the special guest speaker will be Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul.

Supervisor Judi Bosworth
Supervisor Judi Bosworth

Bosworth recently attended the grand opening of LaunchPad Long Island and is excited about the upcoming seminar. “It is so critical that we have a vision for the future and equip our millennials with the knowledge they need to start up and operate successful businesses,” said Bosworth. “This seminar is poised to give entrepreneurs in our community the ability to understand the benefit of collaborative workspaces and how to finance their fledgling businesses.”

Hochul chairs the 10 Regional Economic Development Councils that have transformed the state’s economy by building upon regional strengths through long-term strategic plans, and also chairs the State Workforce Investment Board.

Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul
Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul

“Great ideas don’t happen in a vacuum,” said Hochul. “Across the state, I have visited numerous collaborative workspaces and I can say from first-hand experience that this is the new way we get things done in our state because the benefits are exponential. Entrepreneurs share resources and expertise, problem-solve and have creative collisions to spark their next big idea—not to mention the major incentives through START-UP NY. The future is already happening and we need more bright minds to jump in.”

This seminar will introduce three of the most prominent people within the business incubation industry on Long Island:

• Andrew Hazen, LaunchPad Long Island, will discuss Collaborative Workspaces/Environments;

• Peter Goldsmith, Long Island Software and Technology Network, will discuss Start-up & Early Stage Companies: How to Start a Company, Finance It and Prepare a Business/Marketing Plan;

• Michael Faltischek, Esq., Ruskin, Mouscou, Faltischeck, PC, and chair of Long Island Angel Network Board of Directors, will discuss Seed Funding: Angel and Venture Funding.

The seminar is sponsored by Albrecht, Viggiano, Zurech & Company, PC (AVZ); Forchelli, Curto, Deegan, Schwartz, Mineo & Terrana, LLP; Long Island Development Corp/Long Island Small Business Assistance Corp (LIDC/LISBAC); National Grid; PSEG Long Island; and Santander, NA.

To sign up for the seminar, register online at www.businessincubation.eventbrite.com or call 516-869-7614.

Submitted by the Town of North Hempstead

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